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and inspire generations. nelson mandela has died at the age of 95. thank for joining us on "france ." people around the world are gathering to mourn the loss of nelson mandela. this friday everyone from heads of state to people on the street are remembering mandela, who was both inspirational and controversial. and ray brown looks back at the life of nelson mandela. born in the former trance state territory on july 18, 1918, nelson mandela was meant to become a tribal chief like his father. instead he became a lawyer and the first -- in the first lack legal practice in johannesburg. he joined the congress in 19 -- in -- in his practice, he was exposed to the inhumanity's of apartheid on a daily basis. he decided to fight back. opting for nonviolence as a strategy. he was first arrested in 1956 and prosecuted on treason charges, which were later dropped. nancyars later he married winnie.s when he -- >> there are many people who feel it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and nonviolence against the government. on these savage attacks. on unarmed, defenseless people. >> he f
. >> south africa's parliament is paying tribute to nelson mandela as the country prepares for the arrival of world leaders were tuesday's memorial. these are the latest in a just from parliament. some 70 heads of state are expected to attend the service a stadiumo be held in in soweto. it is expected to be one of the largest gatherings of the carries in recent history. we have the latest on the ongoing prayers and tributes to nelson mandela. >> tributes continue to pour in for nelson mandela. south africans are still toiting places significant nelson mandela. the focal point is nelson mandela's home in soweto. grand parade in cape town, where nelson mandela made his first speech in 1990 as a free man when he walked out of the gates of the present. there will be a big rally in soweto in johannesburg. a number of dignitaries and eminent people along with about 95,000 south africans will pay tribute to their beloved leader. this afternoon, they will convene a special joint sitting of parliament to allow members of parliament and opposition parties to say farewell to the man who was south afr
is considered the father of modern south africa, nelson mandela has died. he was 95, known respectfully as madiba by south africans, he dedicated his life to the fight against apartheid and went on to become the country's first black president. nhk world's chie yanagichi reports. >> reporter: the news was shocking but not unexpected. >> fellow south africans, our beloved nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation, has departed. >> reporter: minutes after president jacob zuma announced mandela's death, south africans started to mourn and remember. >> so painful. i just can't believe it. >> we cry with the family and the nation, we have a great loss. >> reporter: mandela had been in and out of hospital since 2011 because of a lung infection and other ailments. he died at home on thursday night, surrounded by family. nelson mandela was born in 1918 in a small village in south africa's eastern cape province. in university, he became involved in the movement to abolish the policy of racial segregation known as apartheid. after he became active with african national congr
to nelson mandela and celebrate his life and a cheevement. and the draw for the world cup finals, the teams now know who them be facing next year in brazil. >> the world trade organization has reached its first-ever trade reform deal, and there was a roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the indonesian island of bali when an agreement was finally announced. global trade talks have faced years of deadlock with many countries shifting their focus to regional deals. the w.t.o. says the bali deal could add $1 trillion to the global economy. >> it is so agreed. >> the agreement is a milestone for the w.t.o.t. marks the organization's first global trade deal since the creation in 1995. >> for the first time in our history, the w.t.o. has truly delivered. >> the deal will lower trade barriers and speed up the passage of goods through customs. most importantly, the term is applying not just to rich, industrialized states, it also for poorer developing countries. analysts estimate it could boost the global economy by hundreds of billions of dollars. >> we have achievement so
. remembering nelson mandela. south africa holds a national day of prayer and reflection. and south korea reacts to air defensesded owned by expanding its own. ne by expanding its own. massive crowds have been on the streets of kiev denouncing the government over the -- over choosing russia over the eu. they pull down a statue of lenin in the city. but first this report on another turbulent day in ukraine. opposition showed up in force with protesters cramming independent square and surrounding streets. they said they were determined to force out the government -- are in a new ukraine. as evening fell, demonstrators top shoot -- toppled a statue of lenin. it is a victory. people are in this together. taking to the streets together. every day it is growing. more and more people are there. >> i am happy so many people are here. they are ready to fight for ukraine. >> i don't want my country to become a police state where peaceful protest put down by violence. castnot want people to be for sharing their opinion in public. >> the protesters have put up with subzero temperatures. they say they will s
continue for nelson mandela as preparations get underway for his memorial service and funeral. after 12 years of negotiations, the world trade organization has its first global trade agreement. and awards night in berlin for the european film industry. south africa continues to mourn the death of nelson mandela, who died thursday at age of 95. the government is preparing a more more ale service -- as per pairing a memorial service in johannesburg on thursday that will be attended by leaders from around the world followed by a smaller funeral on december 15. >> with song and dance, south africans commemorate the life of one of the great leaders of modern times. thousands have traveled to nelson mandela's former residents to pay their last respects to the father of the nation. up, we were not allowed to do this or we would get arrested. >> he was so great. he liberated my grandmother. he liberated my grandfather. he made them sing. of the named enemy state, nelson mandela became south africa's first black resident in 1994. today he is celebrated as south africa's great healer. peopleout t
of state or government are to attend a memorial service for former south african president nelson mandela. among those taking part is u.s. president barack obama. japan's crown prince will also be at the ceremony. the prince will be the first imperial family member to attend a funeral or a memorial event overseas for a nonroyal. the crowned prince is accompanied by the former prime minister, who will attend the service as a special envoy. they left tokyo aboard a government plane on monday afternoon. the prince will arrive in johannesburg on tuesday morning. >>> there's a severe winter storm in eastern united states, and here's our meteorologist robert speta with the details. robert, how bad is the situation? >> well, gene, this past weekend many people without power, all the way from texas, extending up into new england. today, it does look like the worst of it is in new england, but you're seeing icing all the way across the appalachian mountains here and this is cause for at least 2,000 flights to be cancelled. anybody traveling, it has been a rough go. you see the cloud cover, most of
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